Guangzhou Travel Guide

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Guangzhou Things to Do

  • Six Banyan Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Liu Rong Si is a cool little temple that is definitely visit-worthy. The immediate block surrounding the temple is full of stores selling Buddhist regalia and incense, and has a laid-back vibe to it. Entrance is cheap and if you want to take part in the Buddhist tradition, you can grab free incense near the entrance and burn some sticks for...

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  • Five Rams Statue

    Guangzhou is often called as the Goats City (羊城) because there is a fairy tale regards the arrival of five fairies with five goats to the city of Guangzhou. The statue of five goats was originally created by Guangzhou sculptors Yin Jichang, Kong Fanwei, Chen Benzong in 1959. This statue is a copy of the original statue made in 1959....

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  • Qing Ping Market

    3 out of 5 stars

    Qing Ping was most famous for being the place to find crazy, exotic, Chinese meats - think monkey meat and puppies. The government has made efforts to clean it up, so unless you think turtle meat is crazy or know someone who knows someone, you'll most likely be disappointed. Nowadays, what you will find here is the biggest traditional Chinese...

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Guangzhou Restaurants

  • Guangzhou Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    There are many halal restaurants in Guangzhou. But I especially like the Bosporus Restaurant on Jianshe 6 Malu. Very popular, the restaurant is full whenever I go there. The staff is polite and professional. Especially their kebab meat, it is very good quality, really fresh. I eat this every time, but also the other dishes are good. Prices are...

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  • Sea Port Restrurant

    The quality and taste of the food are extremely good: I have tried many Cantoness restaurants before but none of them able to peer this one. Services there are impressive: waitresses are well dressed - looked elegant; and their smiles are sweet and willing to initiate talks with you - to make you feel relax. Every dish is worth trying.

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  • Best Halal Restaurant in Guangzhou

    There are many halal restaurants in Guangzhou. But I especially like the Bosporus Restaurant on Jianshe 6 Malu. Very popular, the restaurant is full whenever I go there. The staff is polite and professional. Especially their kebab meat, it is very good quality, really fresh. I eat this every time, but also the other dishes are good. Prices are...

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Guangzhou Nightlife

  • hottest clubs

    these 5 clubs are consider as the hottest clubs in guangzhou with lots of diversity nationalities, first one is True Colours (本色) located at yang jiang zhong lu (广州市越秀区沿江中路276号) , right beside the river, it has a wide range of songs from...

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  • Night time visit spot

    I would definately recommend everyone on visit to Guangzhou, must visit a beach site "Damesha Resort" at night, though splendid in day time too, but it worth visiting after sunset. Locals and tourists flock here to enjoy the beach and this place has got good facilities there and amenties nearby. Wear anything that must not offend local people and...

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  • Night Club

    Kama Club - Club for the Poor & Insecure in Guangzhou.Kama Club 金色年华 is a club in Guangzhou. This club is for people who do not have money and who are not comfortable at good clubs like Duo, Catwalk, Hai Hai, or CD. People who can't talk to a woman in real life and don't feel confident in popular clubs in GZ, you can go...

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Guangzhou Transportation

  • Metro

    Guangzhou has one of the most comprehensive metro systems in China. It has a total of 8 lines serving the city centers, suburban areas, Baiyun Park, and the Airport. The following are some of the metro stations serving major attractions: Line 1 : Guangzhou East Station, Tiahe Sport Center, Martyrs' Park, Chen Clan Academy Line 2 : Baiyun Park,...

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  • Lost@CAN - The New Guangzhou Baiyun...

    Finally figured out why I get lost at this airport. Sure it's big, but so are other airports.It's the odd signage plus the "Main Hall" (maze) design. Walking between terminal A and B is long (1/4 mile?) due to the main hall in the middle. http://www.baiyunairport.comWhen they say "Area A" they do not mean "waiting area A" - they mean "A Gates" And...

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  • Tianhe Coach Station- To Zhaoqing

    On 27.12.2012, I took a bus from my hotel to the Tianhe Coach Station. The Coach Station has a metro station on metro line 3 as well. It was a rush morning, so I did not take much detail of the station. Basically this Coach Station serves coaches traveling within Guangdong Province. I took a coach from Guangzhou to Zhaoqing 肇庆。...

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Guangzhou Shopping

  • shopping paradise

    Well, i might say guangzhou is a shopping paradise, you can see everything and you can get everything here, from a to z, You name it you see it you grab it! Well, let me introduce a few places, which seems to be the most famous here and not to be miss during your holiday or your trip in guangzhou, first one is SAN YUAN LI (...

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  • Young and Trendy Mall in Guangzhou

    I got out of the bus. I saw this underground mall that link to the metro stations at The Tianhe Sport Center. The purpose of visiting the mall is not shopping, just curious about the interior design of this underground mall. I would describe it as shiny, trendy and young. I had my lunch here and enjoyed the walk here to the metro station. Fashion...

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  • Xang Jia jiu lu

    We can enjoy the shopping along the road, besides there is a restaurant , cafe then street vendors with local food. Its a great atmosphere for ladies .. shop and eat...I loved the local traditional market, near by the chang shou lu exit, there we found the market, fantastic with the dim sum, local people so great.

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Guangzhou Local Customs

  • Morning exercises in Li Yuan Park

    Have money and have healthy will travel.In Li Yuan Park in the morning, I met with many local citizens of all ages came to the park for their morning exercises.

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  • Brush up on your Cantonese

    On my first visit to Guangzhou I found communication a little difficult as having been immersed amongst Mandarin dialects for several years living in China it came as somewhat as a surprise to be adrift amongst the Cantonese speakers of Guangdong, even though I knew about the language variations in the south of China. So it's polite to say 'Ngoy'...

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  • Guangzhou is not THAT bland

    Kay, for Guangzhou, there are lots of places you can go to "experience" China, but its not really the "real" China. For one, the natives speak mostly cantonese. Another thing is that Guangzhou has so long been influenced by foreign cultures, that it doesn't really click with what you would think as China. There is the Lingnan culture in Guangzhou,...

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Guangzhou Warnings and Dangers

  • dangerous taxi drivers

    Recently my boyfriend and I had a very frightening situation, we arrived at night to Guangzhou China after a long flight from Europe and showed at the official taxi rank outside our printed hotel details which was an airport hotel in English language and nobody at the taxi rank or taxi driver understood English. Anyway one taxi picked us up outside...

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  • My experience.

    Im starting my second year here as a teaching in Guanzghou. First off I am Pakistani by ethnicity and am born and bred in the USA so I really look foreign. I can speak a brief amount of very practical Mandarin and I live in a very Chinese neighborhood/area that has few to no foreigners and everything here is not catered to English speakers what so...

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  • threathening one day trip shopping stops

    The tour guide will take you to shopping stops, beware of the jewelry shops, looked like a scam to me. The same trick: always the boss will come to entertain guess, give a ridiculos price discount, a few thousand price tag jade/jewelry offered at Rm100-200 as a friendship gesture.Beware of Kanghui Travel agency, we signed up a day tour Gaungzhou...

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Guangzhou Tourist Traps

  • Get to know the real Guangzhou

    Shamian island and the area around it is a tourist trap. The stores on these streets jack up their prices on items that would be cheaper found at other non-touristy areas of the city, as they know foreigners frequent the area. The shops tend to be by massive new hotels that foreigners classically frequent. Even if the shops tend to have a...

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  • Shopping

    There are many tourists traps aiming on the western tourist, so watch out and be careful, and, do not be tempted to buy those brand fashion products for 10% of the cost you pay in Europe or the US, be sure that they are fake.

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  • Fake Notes, Taxis

    Fake notes, ABUNDANCE! Though we changed our notes back in our country, alas, we still held on to 2 X RMB100 fake. Careful of taxi. When we were at the airport and train station, there were no lack of over-enthusiastic cab drivers who keeps wanting to grab our luggage and drag to their cars. We did not get onto any, but its safer to get onto...

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Guangzhou What to Pack

  • Print your documents with Chinese fonts

    I suggest before travelling to print all related papers of hotel reservations with your hotel address, phone numbers etc including the Chinese fonts. This will help with communication and avoid misunderstanding.

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  • Summer Survival Kit, Mozzie Repellent &...

    For summer time in GZ (May to July), wearing jeans will be a torture. Most likely it'll be soaked with sweat and you'll faint from heatstroke. Wear light, light, light. Bermudas and short tees can bring you almost anywhere since locals here are quite casual in their outfit. Can choose to wear sandals or any open toes shoes.For ladies, one thing...

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  • Unbelievalbe humidity...

    Bring only breathable fabrics. Humidity is so intense, you don't want sweat more than what you are already. I wore only 100% cotton everything. Clothes are cheap and most is for the the climate of China, but their sizes are very, SMALL, so bring your own shorts, etc., unless you are tiny. You will ruin your shoes with all the rain, buy them...

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Guangzhou Off The Beaten Path

  • Shenzhen

    Hi to all virtual turists!!! My tip is about the place worth visiting in Shenzhen.. It's one of its beaches - Xiao Mei Sha... (As it turned out there're 2 main beaches - Da Mei Sha and Xiao Mei Sha).... It was funny trip bcs nobody of my friends don't know how do to get there ))) From Guanzhou we went by train. First we bought tickets at Guangzhou...

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  • Xiqiao Shan Teng.

    While hiking around Xiqiao Shan, you will find many of these beautifully designed small Chinese pavilions called tengs... They are a great place to stop and relax, escape the heat on a sunny day or escape the rain on a stormy day... We came across this one while investigating a crumbly old staircase that went off in an unknown direction, leading us...

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  • Sha Min Island

    When you enter the area of this island, you might wrongly think that you are in the early 1900s. If the Bund is the proof of foreign power in Shanghai, the Shamian would be the one in Guangzhou. Buildings here are in Westerner style, even though a lot of them are not well maintained yet you can still find it fascinating. A lot of new wed couples...

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Guangzhou Sports & Outdoors

  • Swimming in Tianhe Sports Area

    In October on a Saturday the main swimming pool suprisingly does not open until 6pm.I arrived at noon only to find it closed. Shame for such a big city to have this major pool closed on such a hot day

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  • Visit

    Lingnan Impression Park is a place showing the ancient architecture of a few hundred years ago in Guangzhou(Canton).

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  • Yoga

    Yoga and such are obviously more common here then in Europe and you can often see groups of people training in public places.

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Guangzhou Favorites

  • Shamian Island

    I visited Sha mian island. It is a nice place. It will be much nicer in one year I think because they are rebuilding everything. All the houses, and the gardens, the streets, everywhere it is "construction". It is funny to see all the young couples to still come there to take photos of their future wedding. They are walking in the dust, mud... You...

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  • Xianghai Concert Hall

    In Peasant New Village, you can see those pretty old and expensive houses. And also, you can walk along the pearl river and it has a nice river walk . The Xianghai Concert Hall and Guangdong Museum of Art are around the area. The local enjoys seeing local performances at the Xianghai Concert Hall. In Chinese:...

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  • Guangzhou Bridge

    Guangzhou Bridge is not the most beautiful bridge in Guangzhou, but the most centralist bridge that link the Zhujiang New Town or Pearl River New Town, Peasant New Village and the Canton Tower. It was completed in 1985. It has colorful lightings, blue, red, green and etc. The color changes in every minute. In Chinese:...

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